Government must constantly strive to remove barriers to entrepreneurship – English
Fine Gael Meath West TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Jobs Committee, Damien English, has today (Thursday) said that the Government must constantly strive to remove barriers to entrepreneurship. Deputy English was speaking at the launch of the Bank of Ireland Start-up Awards 2014 in Dublin.
Noone welcomes new clamping laws to outlaw rogue practices
Fine Gael Dublin Senator, Catherine Noone, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the publication of the Vehicle Clamping Bill 2014, by the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, saying it will ensure that all clamping activities are carried out in a fair and transparent manner, while protecting motorists and legitimate clamping companies who abide by a fair code of conduct.
Speech by the Minister for Justice & Equality, Ms Frances Fitzgerald T.D. , Offences against the State (Amendment) Act 1998, Dáil Éireann, Thursday, 19 June 2014
I move the motion, a Cheann Comhairle. The House will be aware that the Offences Against the State (Amendment) Act 1998 was enacted in the wake of the murder of 29 people by the Real IRA in Omagh on the 15th of August that year. It was a necessary response to that atrocity and the loss of 29 innocent lives.
Extension of Springboard courses to all unemployed people is welcome - Lawlor
Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, has welcomed the announcement made today (Monday) by Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn TD, that 6,100 Springboard courses will be available in 2014/15. In particular Deputy Lawlor welcomed changes made to the scheme which will now allow people to apply for a course as soon as they become unemployed.
CRC report exposes former Board’s attitude to public and charitable funding - Buttimer
Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has said that the report of the Interim Administrator to the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) exposes the former Board’s attitude to spending public and charitable funding as it liked. Deputy Buttimer added that the HSE must learn from the report and put in place robust oversight and financial controls when dealing with non-statutory agencies to ensure transparency in the sector.
The discrepancies in the inspection regime put in place to protect vulnerable residents in direct provision centres
Currently, there are 4,353 residents in 34 Direct Provision accommodation centres across the State under contract to the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) of the Department of Justice and Equality.
Martin must state whether he condones his Justice spokesperson’s intervention in a criminal trial – Doherty
Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Thursday) called on Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin, to state whether he stands over his Justice Spokesperson’s intervention in a criminal trial.
Statement by Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice & Equality on the Cooke Report
A Cheann Comhairle, I welcome this opportunity for the House to debate the findings and recommendations of the report by Judge Cooke into claims of unlawful surveillance of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.
Does Gerry Adams have no interest in 400 new jobs in his own backyard? – Fitzpatrick
Fine Gael Louth TD, Peter Fitzpatrick, has today (Wednesday) strongly criticised Gerry Adam’s failure to welcome the announcement of 400 new jobs for Dundalk, saying it exposes Sinn Féin’s hypocritical stance on job creation.
Transparency in new Gardaí Fixed Charged Penalty System is a significant step forward – Farrell
Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal and Member of the Oireachtas Committee for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Farrell has welcomed changes to the operation of the Garda Fixed Charge Penalty System (FCPS).